Solid Waste Management District

NOTICE: The South Bend HHW and office will be closed on Monday January 20, 2020 for Martin Luther King, Jr Day. Curbside pickup will run a normal A week like the Schedule states.

Mishawaka HHW is closed for the season and  will reopen in the spring. 

The 2020 Recycling Schedules were mailed on December 9.

For missed pick up please call Borden Waste-Away at (800) 683-6801.

Our newest service starts today(January 10, 2019)! Our partners at INTEGRA dropped off SECURE/LOCKED bins for document shredding. Residents can come to our Kerr Street HHW Center during business hours and safely dispose of confidential papers that are piling up at home. No on site fees!

The main HHW center is located at 828 Kerr St. South Bend IN 46601 and is open year round.  Hours 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday, 
Saturday 8:00-12:00. The HHW Center in Mishawaka is closed for the season. 


On January 14, 2019, a public meeting was held by the Board of Directors (Board) for the Solid Waste Management District of St. Joseph County (SWMD).  With an eye on reducing costs, the Board approved that Recycling fees will now be collected as a "Special Assessment" on County Property tax rolls.  $17.00 Recycling Fee and $4.50 Hazardous Waste Fee will be collected with property taxes twice annually.  City of South Bend residents will no longer be billed on the Water Bill.  County residents will not receive paper bills.


We do not offer large item pick up. If you live in the City of South Bend please call 233-0311. We also have no association with leaf or yard waste pick up. For City of South Bend please call 233-0311. For St. Joseph County residents please call 574 213-9440.


The Solid Waste Management District serves all residents throughout St. Joseph County.

The District was formed in 1991 by St. Joseph County Resolution 5-97. This resolution established a District in accordance with IC 13-21-2-14.5.

The District Board is comprised of elected officials from:
  • St. Joseph County
  • City of Mishawaka
  • City of South Bend
  • Town of New Carlise


The District offers comprehensive recycling, household hazardous waste (HHW), educational services to the citizens of St. Joseph County. These services include:
  • Countywide Curbside Recycling Program
  • Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility
  • School Education Efforts
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The Solid Waste Management Staff is here to serve you, please contact us at any time.

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